Registration is now open and a calendar of events is available for The EDGE, a comprehensive summer youth program for students entering grades 6-9 (or up to 16 years of age), run by Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education in partnership with Farmington, Lakeville and New Prague schools.
An open house for families to learn more about The EDGE will be take place on Tuesday, May 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Harriet Bishop Elementary.
The EDGE runs June 13-Aug. 24 and is located at Harriet Bishop Elementary School, 14400 O’Connell Road, Savage.
Participants take daily field trips to places including Valleyfair, Minnesota Twins games, Minnesota Vikings Training Camp, water parks, movies, malls, bowling, zipline courses, and many more! Breakfast, a bag lunch or lunch outings, snack and all fees (except Valleyfair admission, unless you have a pass) are included in the $35 daily fee. Transportation is available to and from several area schools in Burnsville, Farmington and Lakeville.
The focus of The EDGE is to give kids experiences that will help develop skills such as independence, responsibility, and accountability, along with improving interpersonal communication. These fun and positive experiences will be provided in both recreational and educational environments throughout the community, allowing kids to feel successful and receive recognition.
Registration for The EDGE is online this year and available all summer. Registration materials and instructions can be found at www.isd191.org/theedge.